There’s no doubt that as the world has changed over the past year, so has the way in which we conduct business.

That being said, the relationships on which we rely now for business leads, referrals and advice have also changed.

In some ways, it’s easier to build relationships with the help of virtual tools

I’m excited to launch a new career development series on the blog. These tips are for anyone looking to enhance their professional skills and succeed at work.

I’ve had my fair share of big failures and successes – that’s part of the reason why I think I’m qualified to give advice in this area. I’ve

If you are feeling blah because of this isolating holiday season, here are a few tips to inject more happiness into your everyday life.

  • Smile more – studies show the act of smiling makes you happier
  • Sleep more
  • Workout or meditate – get moving!
  • Listen to music – I’ve got my holiday playlist on repeat

LinkedIn recently launched a Career Explorer tool which is designed to help members find possible job transitions, based on their profile and LinkedIn insights into their skills based on 36K skills and 6K job titles.

This is not another job search engine. It’s a tool that matches a person’s skills with jobs that she or

We almost made it through 2020. What a blur. I hope you’ve been marketing yourself and your firm as this is not the year to take a break from marketing, business development and social media.

Even under the best circumstances, it’s incredibly important to ensure your current clients are happy and that you are consistently generating new sources of leads and referrals, as well as visibility.

With the pandemic still looming over our heads and the second wave upon us, this is the time to focus on your ongoing business development and branding efforts.

Here are 25 ideas on how to do that, which involves shifting your strategy from in-person networking and client entertaining to demonstrating client-care and empathy in all you do and having a strong online presence and thought leadership platform.


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Online networking has never been more important than it is today. It’s our primary way of remaining connected to and top of mind with our professional contacts. Individuals are quite open to connecting now as we are social distancing so don’t be shy about sending connection requests to people you know but with whom you’ve lost touch.

You should always keep your network “warm” and your LinkedIn connections updated because at some point, you’ll need them.

Here’s a plan for how build and maximize your LinkedIn presence now and in the future.
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